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geometry
morphew chapter 11
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Mathematics
04/27/2009

Term
 Axis
Definition
 The segment whose endpoints are the vertex and the center of the base of a cone.
Term
 Great Circle
Definition
 This is the intersection formed when a plane intersects a sphere so that it contains the center of the sphere
Term
 Lateral area
Definition
 The area of a prism, cylinder, cone or pyramid that does not include the base(s).
Term
 Lateral edge
Definition
 This is the intersection of two adjecent lateral faces
Term
 Lateral face
Definition
 These are the sides that form a prism, cylinder, cone or pyramid but are not the bases
Term
 Scale factor
Definition
 The ratio of the measure of two sides of similar solids
Term
 Similar solids
Definition
 These have exactly the same shape but not necessarily the same size.
Term
 Slant height
Definition
 In a pyramid, this is the height of a lateral face. In a cone, this it the segment from the vertex to the edge of the circular base
Term
 Surface area
Definition
 The sum of all the areas of all the bases and side surfaces of a three dimensional figure
Term
 Volume
Definition
 The measure of the amount of space enclosed by a three dimesional figure.
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